Mercedes-Benz CLS AMG I (C219) 5.4 AT: purple copy with 476 hp in Moscow
The Mercedes-Benz CLS (initially called the CLS-Class) is a series of executive cars produced by Mercedes-Benz since 2004, due to end in August 2023.
The original model was a four-door sedan based on the Mercedes E-Class platform, marketed as a four door coupé. An estate (shooting brake) model was later added to the model range with the second generation CLS. All models are available as a high performance AMG variant, although it wasn’t until the second generation CLS that 4MATIC all-wheel drive was offered.
The CLS range is positioned between the E-Class and the S-Class within the Mercedes model range, and models tend to be less practical than the E-Class it is based on. It primarily competes with other fastback sedans like the BMW 8 Series Gran Coupe, Porsche Panamera and Audi A7. Mercedes-Benz announced that production of the CLS will end on 31 August 2023 to get ready for the launch of the new Mercedes-Benz E-Class (W214).
CLS 63 AMG
The CLS 63 AMG was introduced in 2006, as the successor to the CLS 55 AMG. The car is powered by the then new Mercedes M156 engine that produces 383 kW (514 hp) and 630 N⋅m (465 lb⋅ft); with less torque than before in order to accommodate the new AMG Speedshift Plus 7G-Tronic seven-speed transmission, instead of the previous five-speed automatic.
The new transmission includes a comfort, sport, and manual mode that allows for the manual changing of gears. Sport mode have shift speeds that are almost 30% faster than comfort and 50% faster than manual.
The car also features an updated instrument cluster and alloy-wheel design.
The CLS 63 AMG had a 6,208 cc (6.208 L) 514 horsepower (383 kW) V8 petrol engine, with 630 N⋅m (460 lb⋅ft) of torque and an electronically-limited top speed of 250 km/h (160 mph).
The CLS 63 AMG was able to reach 100 km/h (62 mph) in 4.5 seconds.
Its curb weight was 1,870 kg (4,120 lb).